Lake Winnibigoshish Ice Fishing Report for February 7, 2010


The main lake bars are going very strong right now for jumbo perch fishing. The perch are being found along the deep side of the bars down to 30 to 35 feet of water. The shore drops are also going well with Stumps up to Moxeys on the East and Ravens Rocks toward Mallard on the west, going strongest from 18 to 30 feet. Drill holes, check your depths, as the exact locations of the hungry perch are varying a bit from day to day. Bounce the jigs off the bottom and stir up the silt. Then, set up minnows on small glow jigs. Now is your best chance to get into good-sized perch and catch a few limits. This is a great time to introduce kids to ice fishing!

The walleye bite, on the other hand, has gotten spotty. Some fish are being caught in the hour right at sunrise and the hour toward and during sunset.

Sunnies and crappies are starting to go strong on the smaller lakes in our area. Sunnies are being found in the weed edges at 20 feet and crappies are being found in 30 to 40 feet deep, in the holes.

The Northern Pike bite is still pretty good. Tip-ups and sucker minnows are the best way to find nice Lake Winnie pike right now. Several pike of 30+ inches have been caught. Perch fishermen should always have at least one tip-up going for pike. If you find the perch and they suddenly leave, you've probably got a good-sized pike in the area.

Ice conditions are good as of now. Some off-road travel is possible around the South end of the lake. Roads are in good shape, also.

Come on up and join us for the perch action! Bring the kids!

See you on the ice!

Pat Rooney, Denny's Resort

Denny’s Resort – Lake Winnibigoshish • 15017 16th Ave. NE • P.O. Box 8 • Bena, Minnesota 56626
(218) 665 - 2222